Another great post, Charles. Incredible how much the mainstream narrative has ignored Dr. King's calls for economic and social justice and focused on the civil rights struggle. I'm intrigued by the idea of applying dependency/world-systems theory analysis to race relations in the US. I'd also add that the US black upper classes seem to be playing a comprador role, Moreover, the benefit from the postmodern identity discourse as it actually gives them preferential treatment (affirmative action, etc) while the larger impoverished black underclass still suffers from the legacies of economic exploitation that they have no interest in addressing.

Any comments on the 8th National Congress of the Cuban CP that is currently underway?

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